There Should Be a List Somewhere, a new project by Pesce Khete for Ex Elettrofonica.
The title, a pure evocation of a confused state of mind in need of reassuring and established points, is the best way toconvey the disorientation that is endured every time the artistprepares to paint. For Pesce Khete, every work is a “leap into the void” –as is confirmed by his use of paper as a medium. This material is presented as ground zero, a stranger to the limits imposedby canvas, and permits him to increase or decrease the working space. A space that, created thus, is presented as aplace of reaction to error, a generator of unexpected turns, as it is something that cannot be controlled, except by the aesthetic calculation ofthe white itself, of the emptiness, ofthe paper. This modus operandiextendsto the irregular surfaces of the Ex Elettrofonica: here there is no desire to evade the difficulties of the space, but to manage and enhance itin order tohighlightits forms.
Pesce Khete’s solo show, There Should Be a List Somewhere, is the point of arrival, as well as the point of departure, for there connaissance of contemporary Italian painting that Ex Elettrofonica has carried outover the past year. The research project, created to raise questions about a subject never before tackled by the gallery, has brought both real and virtual contacts with a large number of artists and has had the advantage of generating many other, and many more stimulating, inquiries.
One of the most interesting responses we received was Pesce Khete’s: “My work comes from the constant attempt at reaching, in one leap, a point well above my head”. Even the gallery, if you compare the result to theoriginal ambition of the project, can make this statement; and besides that, Pesce is very tall.
On Monday, June 9, at the same time as the opening of Pesce Khete’s ThereShould Be a List Somewhere, from 18,30 to 21 in the Marie-Laure Fleisch Gallery the exhibit of Neal Fox, The Hell’OMonsters and Fausto Gilberti will have its opening.
Pesce Khete 1980, lives in Rome. Solo Show: 2014 Barriera, Turin(upcoming); 2013“Ludwig ausder Zeit”, Ex-Monastero dei Benedettini, Catania; “Horst derKünstler”, Farnespazio, Localedue, Bologna; “Horst derKünstler”, Farnespazio, GAFF, Milan; 2011“sulle river”, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Milan; Tennis, with Michele Bazzana, CARS Omegna (VB); Pinturas y papel (De Alpibus ad CarthaginemNovam), Centro Cultural Ramón Alonso Luzzy (La Mar de Musicas), Cartagena, Spain; Pesce Khete, DrawingNow! Le SalonduDessinContemporain c/o stand Van derStegen, Paris; Pesce Khete, MARS Milan Artist Run Space, Milan; 2009“Pesce Khete” , Magda Bellotti Gallery Madrid; “In quality like he once”, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Milan; VOLTA NY, c/o stand The Flat-Massimo Carasi, New York; 2008“You’vecaught me in a bad mood”, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Milan; Group Show:2014Salon Saloon, Greenhouse, Berlin(upcoming);2013Landina, Palazzotto d’Orta, Orta San Giulio / CARS Omegna (VB); “Fuori! Artisti”, Fondazione Sandro Penna, Turin; Opere dalla Collezione FARO, CARS Omegna (VB), The Idea of Realism, curated by Christian Caliandro and Carl D’Alvia, American Academy in Rome; 2012Collettiva, curated by Massimo Carasi, Daniela Barbieri and AntonellaMagalini, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Milan; Painting detours, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Villa Gorgo-Guado dell’Arciduca, Nogaredo al Torre (UD); Per te solo il cuore dimentica ogni suo affanno, curated by Andrea Bruciati and Eva Comuzzi, GAMUD, Udine; SweetSheets IV, curated by Federico Lupo, Zelle Arte Contemporanea, Palermo; 2011AlteredTranslation, curated by Antonio Grulli and Luca Bertolo, CAR Projects (Car Drde), Bologna; Appunti di Pittura, curated by Arianna Rosica and Enzo Cucchi, Museo MARCA, Catanzaro; D/Raft – Action Kodra 11 curated by Georgia Kotretsos, Salonicco; Inside the Artist’s Studio, curated by Georgia Kotretsos, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki; ElOjo del Mirlo, Galerìa Isabel Hurley, Malaga, 2010Hidden, Galerie Van derStegen, Paris; The limbo collection, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Milan; En plein air, curated by Angelo Mosca, Ortona a Mare, Chieti; Ifyou can holdyourbreath, curated by Lucy Johnston, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool; Impresa Pittura, curated by Raffaele Gavarro, Ciac Museum, Castello Colonna di Genazzano, Rome; 2009Je t’aimeSkyeBoutin– John Phillip Abbott & Pesce Khete, Galerie Van derStegenParis; The Speakeasy show, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Milan; PragueBiennal 4, “No more than a point of view” curated by Angelo Mosca, Prague; I Mostri, Galerie Van derStegenParis; 2008 Group Show, Start Milano, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Milan; 2007 Disarticulated Speech, The Flat-Massimo Carasi, Milan; 2006 Abo. 47th Floor Gallery, Rome; Residenze:2013DIOGENE, Residenza Bivaccourbano2013, Turin; Studio36, Bristol; 2012 Painting Detours, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Nogaredo al Torre (UD); 2011CARS, Cusio Artist Residency, Omegna (VB).